A couple of months ago, I visited Red Hook Winery in Brooklyn (pictured above), followed by Shinn Estate Vineyards and Channing Daughters, for a piece on Skin Fermented Whites. Now available in the Spring issue of Edible East End (and possibly Brooklyn and Manhattan too), you can read all about the deliciousness of local Orange Wines here.
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The other week, the Wine Media Guild hosted a Vertical Tasting of three chateaux from Bordeaux–a luncheon at Felidia‘s that began with a one-hour self-pour tasting of twelve wines, before everyone sat for lunch. For the first portion of the tasting, we sampled Chateau Angelus 2005-2008, Chateau Figeac 2001-2003 and 2006, and La Conseillante 2000, 2001, 2004, and 2005. With lunch, we drank Angelus-1990, 1995, 1998, and 2001; Figeac–1995 & 1998; and La Conseillante–1995 & 1998. And while there were plenty of beauties on the catwalk, there were a few that stood elegantly poised and stiletto’d above the rest.
Posted in Wineries, tagged Croteaux Winery, Edible East End, Lenz Winery, Lieb Family Cellars, Martha Clara, Sparkling Pointe, Sparkling Wines of Long Island, Wolffer on December 21, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
For Edible East End‘s Winter 2011 issue, I wrote a piece on the sparkling wines of Long Island, titled, “Bring on the Bubbles”. For this year’s Christmas and New Year’s festivities, check the North and South Fork’s bubbly production at Sparkling Pointe, Lenz Winery, Wölffer, Martha Clara, Lieb, and Croteaux. You can view the piece here. Cheers!
I have a piece in the March/April 2010 issue of Edible Manhattan titled, “Trailblazer: Remembering an accidental vintner who put Hudson Valley Wine on the map.”
For the Summer issue of Edible Hudson Valley, I interviewed Steve Osborn, winemaker and owner (alongside his wife Kim Wagner) of Stoutridge Vineyards, in Marlboro, New York. Though not yet online, the piece is called “Slow Wine at Stoutridge”, and is on the stands now. Check it out!
After a three-week trip–including a visit to Marsala (where I photographed pottery sherds on Rob and Emma’s Marsala Hinterland Survey Project) followed by travel in Tunisia–I’m trying desperately, to reintegrate myself into city life. And while I can’t quite let go…I will, for a short while here, revisit a bit of where I’ve been in regards to wine, and what I’ve sensed. (more…)
Last night, Caitlin, Kelleigh, and I headed out to BAM for Edible Brooklyn‘s Brooklyn Uncorked, 2009, a stupendous annual affair featuring 31 wineries from Long Island, alongside a host of Brooklyn restaurants offering delectable snacks to ensure that our bags were full by the time we tied one on. The folks who assemble the New York Wine Expo have a lot to learn from this event. For $40 (nearly half the NY Wine Expo price) we met a handful of winemakers, sampled a wide range of Long Island wines from Riedel glasses, and were too full for dinner by the time we left. Go Brooklyn! (more…)
Matt Skinner, an affable bloke from Australia who recently published Heard it Through the Grapevine, conducted an Australian wine tasting at City Winery on Varick Street. Part tutorial, part tasting, and part promotion, the event took place in the belly of City Winery, at tables with little room to elbow or aggressively swirl, beneath towering stainless steel tanks. Six wines were served, accompanied by a colored-by-region map of Australia, to which Skinner often referred, and a credit card sized fold-out of the country’s best marriages between regions and varietals. (more…)